Things to Do in Overland Park KS for a Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend
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This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit Overland Park, Kansas City with a friend for a girl’s weekend! So many people asked us “Why Kansas City?” and my response was simply that I hadn’t been there before. As far as travel goes, it was such an easy trip from Dallas, (with inexpensive flights) and there was tons to do once we were there! In this travel guide, I outlined where you should stay, what you should eat, where you should go, and why you should visit Overland Park!

Things to Do in Overland Park Kansas for a Girls Weekend

Where to Stay in Overland Park

We stayed at the Marriott Overland Park which was such a great experience! The rooms were cozy, the beds were soft, and the staff was extremely accommodating. It was a central location for things in Overland Park, being only 3-5 miles away from anywhere on our list! While Overland Park is in Kansas, it’s right next to the Missouri border and the rest of Kansas City is super accessible from there.

Where to Eat in Overland Park

This is probably my favorite topic, as I love trying new restaurants when I travel! There are tons of fantastic restaurants in Overland park, so when you visit, you’ll have great options. Whatever you do, you’ll have to try fried chicken and some world-famous BBQ!


For breakfast, we went to T.Loft and grabbed juice and muffins, which was a great start to the day (and super healthy to balance out the BBQ and fried chicken you’ll be eating the rest of the time)!

Louie’s Wine Dive

For brunch, Louie’s Wine Dive was great for a hearty meal and a good mimosa! I had a grapefruit mimosa and biscuits and gravy, to which they added green chili sriracha… so obviously, it was amazing.

Update Januarly 2024: Unfortunately, it appears that this is permanently closed. 


We kind of skipped lunches, so I’m jumping straight to the best dinner spots! Kansas City BBQ is world-famous, and BBQ from the world champion pit masters at Q39 should be on the top of your list when you decide to visit! Make a reservation, though because it was packed full and there was a line of people waiting out the door.

Rye KC

Fried chicken is another must when you visit Overland Park, so don’t forget to stop at Rye KC. This rustic ambiance and classic mid-western kitchen was comfort food from home. They have a famous fried chicken and it was the best fried chicken I’ve ever had!


Last, but not least: after-dinner drinks! Each night we stopped at a new place for a drink and a long chat. We went to Chophouse 801, Tavern, and La Bodega. La Bodega had great sangria, and made a Spanish coffee which was a popular drink (and watching it being made was fun- if you saw my Instagram stories, they set the rum on fire and added cinnamon for a cool effect)!

Other Things to Do in Overland Park KS:

For the middle of the United States, Overland Park had tons of things to do. I was surprised too! It was a great place for a girls’ weekend. There was tons of awesome food and drinks, lots of great shopping and plenty of other activities and places to see. There is just such a long list!


One of our first stops was Prairiefire. It sounded like a cool place, so we hopped in an Uber and explored the area. The place that caught our eye was the Natural Science and History Museum at Prairiefire. The building was amazing with the colored glass, and being such a beautiful sight, we naturally we went inside. For a small museum, they packed a lot in there. The main exhibit was the space exhibit but they also had dinosaur bones and a cool virtual reality experience where you learned about dolphins’ echolocation.

Park Place:

My favorite part, though, was walking around Park Place. Between the adorable local shops, ice skating rink, restaurants, and amazing commercial stores, we could have spent all day here. Whenever I travel, I prefer to go to different places I wouldn’t find elsewhere, so the local shops like Etiquette (where I got my pom-pom hat) and Pink Antlers (I picked up a few gifts here) were so great to wander around in! We watched the ice skaters for a while and contemplated skating, but decided it was probably best we both go home with no broken limbs. Instead, we decided to warm up with a hot chocolate. Stopping at Paciugo for a hot chocolate (or gelato in the summer) is an absolute must at Park Place!


At night we went bowling at Pinstripes, which was so much fun! They are a restaurant, bocce pit, and bowling alley mixed into one plus they are actually building one in Fort Worth which is supposed to be opening in March! We had a great time throwing gutter balls and eating their scratch-made s’mores!

While not the most obvious place for a girls’ weekend, Overland Park was such a fun low-key weekend, and easy getaway. There are tons of fun things to do when you visit Overland Park, so I hope I pointed you in the right direction with this travel guide. Where do you like to go for your girls’ weekend getaways? Where should I go next?

See my other travels here!

Girls Weekend in Kansas

Things to Do in Overland Park KS for a Girls Weekend

Things to Do in Overland Park KS for a Girls Weekend

Museum at Prairiefire cafe cafe Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend

Things to Do in Overland Park KS for a Girls Weekend

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  1. Courtney wrote:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I love all of your outfits.

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  2. I’ve heard great things about Overland Park! Will definitely keep this post bookmarked.

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  3. Whit wrote:

    What a fun place! Looks like you had a great time – great overview for what to do!


    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  4. Thanks for all the travel tips for Overland Park. I’ve never been to Kansas City (even though I do love the KC Chiefs), but maybe one day. Looking cute!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  5. Sounds like so much fun!!! Love all these shots.

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  6. Stephanie wrote:

    Travel posts like these always make me want to take a vacation – and I’m currently on one in South Florida haha! I gotta get to traveling more often and visit fun spots like this!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  7. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Sounds like the perfect girls weekend to me! Love that coat!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  8. Shira wrote:

    Ugh I’d LOVE to visit! LOoks like so much fun!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  9. This sounds so fun! I’m headed to Kansas City this weekend too

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  10. Great weekend getaway! I’ll keep it on my travel list!

    Posted 12.11.17 Reply
  11. Morgan wrote:

    Sounds like you had a great time!! I love your furry coat!

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    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
  12. Sounds like so much fun!

    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
  13. Sarah wrote:

    Love this KC travel post! What a great city and I love the brunch idea!

    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
  14. Rita wrote:

    Sounds like fun time. Love your fur jacket, very cute.

    Rita |

    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
  15. What a fun weekend away! All that food looks yummy.

    -xo, Azanique |

    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
  16. sarah tripp wrote:

    Sounds like such a great trip with your gal pals!

    Posted 12.12.17 Reply
  17. Liz wrote:

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing!


    Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  18. Kelsey wrote:

    Looks like such a great time!! And I love that fuzzy coat, so cute! xo

    Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  19. Silvia wrote:

    Looks like so much fun! I love your coat and all that food looks so good!

    Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  20. Shelby wrote:

    Sounds like such a fun place to visit!! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Shelby

    Posted 12.13.17 Reply
  21. kate wrote:

    Sounds like you had so much fun! And love your coat!

    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
  22. My brother-in-law lives in Kansas City and it’s such a cool city. Some of the places you mentioned I’ve never been to. Sounds like you had a great trip.

    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
  23. I always love reading what people do when they go to places I frequent – I’d never heard of the places you ate at, I’ll have to try them next time I’m in town!

    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
  24. Lauren wrote:

    This looks like such a fun-filled weekend! Love the fur jacket 🙂


    Lauren |

    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
  25. Shelby Back wrote:

    Kansas City looks so fun!


    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
  26. Krista wrote:

    Overland park seems so gorgeous! I now want to go! 🙂


    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
  27. Amy M Loochtan wrote:

    This coat is amazing!

    Posted 12.14.17 Reply
  28. Greta wrote:

    How cute! This sounds like such a fun girls weekend.

    Posted 12.15.17 Reply
  29. This looks like such a fun place to visit!!

    Posted 12.15.17 Reply
  30. Anna English wrote:

    What a great trip, it sounds like you had a blast!

    Posted 12.15.17 Reply
  31. LuxMommy wrote:

    Sounds like the best trip. I want to go now!

    Posted 12.15.17 Reply
  32. I want to visit here! Love your stronger workout gear!

    Posted 12.15.17 Reply
  33. That museum looks amazing!

    Posted 12.16.17 Reply
  34. Overland Park isn’t a place I’d naturally think of to go to, but it sounds like a lot of fun!!!

    Posted 12.16.17 Reply
  35. Sara wrote:

    We visit KC on the regular and I love the Overland Park area! These are great recommendations!

    xo, Sara

    Posted 12.17.17 Reply
  36. Ashley DTKAustin wrote:

    Looks like you had such an amazing time! It’s about time I schedule a little vaca!! 🙂

    Posted 12.17.17 Reply
  37. Megan wrote:

    I’m always down to go somewhere I’ve never been!

    Posted 12.17.17 Reply
  38. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    This sounds like the best trip! So fun!

    Posted 12.18.17 Reply
  39. Chloé wrote:

    This sounds like such a fun weekend!!!

    Posted 12.19.17 Reply
  40. Nataly wrote:

    Wish i could have gone, but it looks like you all had a blast!

    Posted 12.20.17 Reply